Ground covers, Herbs, Perennials
These Mediterranean natives spread rapidly by underground stems and can be quite invasive; to keep them in bounds, grow them in pots or boxes. Tough and unfussy, they grow almost anywhere but perform best with light, moist, medium-rich soil, regular water; and full sun or partial shade. Plants disappear in winter in colder part of range. Replant about every 3 years; propagate from runners.Mentha spicata
Grows to 1–3 ft. high. Dark green, toothed leaves are slightly smaller than those of M. x piperita. Leafy spikes of pale blue flowers. Use leaves fresh from the garden or dried, as flavoring for foods, cold drinks, and jelly.
Mediterranean native. Includes curly as well as broad-leafed endive (escarole), both of which form a r...
From Morocco. This annual grows to 1 1/2–2 ft. high and 6 in. wide. Summer flowers appear in red...
Turnips are best known for their roots, although the foliage is also edible (some varieties are grown ...